Frequently Asked Questions - Artists, Musicians, Performers
A green card through work is unlikely unless either he/she has a full-time job offer in her field or is nationally/internationally recognized.
Green cards in music would be available possibly for two categories of individuals: those who have a permanent job in USA in their field and those who are nationally or internationally famous.
That by itself may not be enough. You need to have evidence of sustained national/international acclaim.
A "B" visa is appropriate if the artist will not be paid in USA, other than for travel and incidental expense.
If you withdrew your application, you were not deported. You could apply for a work visa.
I cannot think of any visa that could permit work for one hour a week.
In my view, a B-1 would be appropriate because you are not engaging in any employment that would take a job away from a US worker and you are not getting paid for your appearances.
Basically two ways: through a job offer in your field OR through your own qualifications, but only if you are nationally or internationally famous.